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Social Welfare Payment Dates

  • 13/12/2018
  • Author:bridgetmccall

Find out what the payment arrangements are for Christmas and New Year

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Weekly payments

Before Christmas

If you receive a weekly social welfare payment, you will get it as usual during the week starting Monday 17th December, as well as an advance payment for the following week. This applies to payments made at post offices, by cheque or directly into your bank or other financial account.

New Year

If your payment is due on the 31st December, it will be in your account on the 28th December or at post offices on the 31st December.

If it is due on the 1st January, it will be in your account or at post offices on the 31st December.

Normal weekly payment arrangements will resume on 2nd January 2019.

Maternity, Adoptive and Health and Safety Benefits claimants

Your advance week's payment will be made on 21st December 2018.

Jobseeker's Allowance/Benefit on a casual basis claimants

Where dockets have been provided in advance, two payments covering the signing weeks ending 18th and 25th December or 19th and 26th December 2018 will be paid into accounts on 21 December 2018.

Normal payment arrangement will start from 8th January 2019.

Monthly payments

Monthly payments will be paid (in your account or at post offices) as follows:

  • Due on 25th or 26th December 2018 - 21st December 2018

  • Due on 27th December 2018 -  24th December 2018

  • Due on 28th or 31st December 2018 - 28th December 2018

  • Due on 1st January 2019* - 31st December 2018. *(Including Child Benefit and Household benefits).

Illness Benefit

You need to continue to send in your MED1 certificates over the Christmas and New Year period.

Christmas closure

All Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection offices will be closed on Christmas Day, St Stephen's Day and New Year's Day. This includes Intreo Centres.

For more information on social welfare payments, see the Citizens Ireland website

Source: Government-of-Ireland:-Christmas-and-New-Year-Social-Welfare-Payment-Dates-2018-2019-(PDF-file-size:-1.87mb)

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